How critical is it to develop healthy habits early?
We all know that habits are tough to break – that’s why the earlier on we build healthy habits, the easier and more likely it is that we maintain them and be as healthy as possible. It’s important for parents to model healthy habits. And I know that can be challenging – I’ve got three girls myself – and we try to incorporate health practices in our family’s everyday as much as possible like picking and preparing nutritious foods; making exercise time also family time- so we go on lots of walks and hikes together. It’s important to make these positive experiences, because forcing a kid to eat broccoli or making them go on a run can really backfire and create negative connotations with these practices in the long run. To read more, click here.